Donald Trump Becomes First President To Address Anti-Gay Hate Group’s Values Voter Summit

Donald Trump Becomes First President To Address Anti-Gay Hate Group’s Values Voter Summit

This morning Donald Trump became the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit organized by the certified hate group, the Family Research Council.

You read that right – a man with 3 marriages and 15 women accusing him of sexual assault is currently giving a speech on “values”

This is Trump’s third visit to the conference having spoken there in 2015 and 2016.

The Family Research Council has been named by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group for spreading false, harmful, and misleading information about LGBT people.

Virulently anti-gay Tony Perkins, the president of the FRC is reportedly behind the Trump’s decision to call for a total ban on transgender service members in the military.

Richard Cohen, the president of the Southern Poverty Law Centre, condemned President Trump’s decision to address the event. “By appearing at the Values Voter Summit, President Trump is lending the legitimacy of his office to a hate group that relentlessly demonizes LGBT people and works to deny them of their equal rights,” he told The Independent.

In addition to religious zealots, the event will host white supremacists and far-right activists, and feature speeches from such luminaries as departed White House advisers Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka.

Bonus bumble: While speaking to the crowd, Trump mentioned that he “met with the president of the Virgin Islands” after Hurricane Maria.

Ahem. He IS the president of the Virgin Islands.